MewLang Yuk Oi Pickford

Jul 4, 1928 – Nov 10, 2016

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MewLang Pickford

Jul 4, 1928 - Nov 10, 2016

MewLang passed away peacefully on November 10th surrounded by loving family and friends. 

Born the 11th of 16 children in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii. She was the daughter of Kim Ah Chow, China and Kealoha'aina Kahalehoe of Haiku, Maui. MewLang was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. 

MewLang was preceded in death by her husband Oliver and is survived by her children Johanna, Oliver Kaiula (Patty), Vanessa Koski (John), Kehau, and Owens (Sigal); her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

After graduating from Maui High she moved to Honolulu, where she was a hair stylist during the day and helped at her sister Ah Moe's restaurant at night.  It was there where she met the love of her life, Oliver Pickford, eventually marrying on August 25, 1951. His work as a longshoreman led them to move from Honolulu to Seattle in 1964. While in Seattle she worked for United Airlines until retiring in the early nineties. 

MewLang was a woman who believed in family, serving others, and prayer. She enjoyed quilting Hawaiian quilts, listening to Hawaiian music, and dancing the hula. Her home was always open to friends and family. 

Viewing for friends and family on Wednesday November 30, 2016 at Bonney - Watson, 16445 International Blvd from 6pm - 9pm. Memorial service on Thursday December 1, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 14022 Ambaum Blvd SW Seattle WA; Viewing at 2pm, Memorial Service at 3pm, and Celebration of Her Life at 4pm.


Steve Dragos
Renton, Wa
Nov 22, 2016

I am so sorry to hear of MewLang's passing. She was so proud of her family, loved her husband Oliver, who I called The Hawaiian Prince. She was a hard worker & a gracious friend.


Norman k and Brigitte Perry
renton, wa
Nov 20, 2016

We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Mew Lang

thru seattle times obituaries 11/20/2016.

Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you all and hesten the journey of her soul to heaven. RIP, FLY WITH THE ANGELS>

We first met her at Aunty Kathrine Primacios house in 1967 when we first got here. Throughtout the many years and gatherings of the Primacios they were always there.and our connections were made. Our daughter susanne worked with Patty for some time at northwest airlines..

Stamford , Ct
Nov 17, 2016

Dear Family,

Please accept my sincere condolences, God will provide you with comfort during this grievous time and he promises a better future. Revelation 21:3, 4.

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